Course on Performance Measurement using DEA, at Aston University, June 20-21, 2016

Performance Measurement Using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and Stochastic Frontier Analysis (SFA) at Aston University, UK

Course on Performance Measurement using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA)
Date: 20 and 21 June 2016

Apart from the classical DEA models under constant and variable returns to scale, the course will cover models for assessing productivity change over time, for incorporating value judgements in DEA, for target setting and exploiting economies of scale, for dealing with cases where some of the variables obey constant and others varying returns to scale etc. The course will use various areas of application drawn from the interests of the participants to illustrate the models. The PIM DEA software will be used for hands on?sessions by participants. All delegates will receive 15 days free licence for PIM-DEA software.

Course on Econometric Methods and Stochastic Frontier Analysis (SFA)
Date: 22 and 23 June 2016

Participants will be introduced to the key underlying concepts of econometric methods in the context of efficiency and productivity analysis and to the types of information on performance that can be derived. Participants will also be introduced to the limitations of each approach and given advice how to use the methods appropriately, avoiding pitfalls. The course will cover Production and Cost functions, Corrected OLS regression (COLS), Modified OLS regression (MOLS), Stochastic Frontier Analysis (SFA) and panel data methods for efficiency and productivity analysis. Lectures will normally be followed by hands on sessions using sample data worked on with appropriate software.

Who should participate?
Those interested in assessing performance of organisational units, for instance, banking, health services , education, regulation, and governance.

How is the programme delivered?
The teaching is based on lectures, small group working and hands-on use of software.

Fees, accommodation and reserving a place

Reserving a place: Payment is required in full prior to the commencement of the course and can be made by credit card.

  Students Non-students
DEA – course (2 days)
June 20 – 21, 2016
SFA – course (2 days)
June 22 – 23, 2016
Special price if you book both DEA and SFA Courses (4 days)
June 20 – 23, 2016
Fee covers all teaching materials, coffee breaks and lunch
Deadline for reserving a place is June 15, 2016.
*By registering you accept you have read and agree to the “Short Course Terms and Conditions

Accommodation: Accommodation is not included; there is accommodation in campus or nearby. For information please visit:

For more information on course content or registration please contact Prof Emmanuel Thanassoulis (


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